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    Default Vellum vs. Transparency

    I've been exposing screens with designs printed from files on to transparencies made at kinko's. my stuff is getting larger so i'm trying vellum prints this time because the cost is down from the transparencies. hom much difference is there in exposure lengths? my standard time is around 12 minutes or so using my new exposure unit. i know everything varies but i'm just looking for some words from experience. thanks.

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    Some vellums are more transparent than others.
    I use Pearl brand (which is also the cheapest) which
    doesn't make a difference in exposure time.
    I take it to Kinko's and print on the OSE machine myself.
    "I guarantee, the image will not be fade off and you will be pleasure it too. " - a bootlegger
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    Hey! What's up. I forgot that koopatroopa=Micah.
    Anyways, I can't help much. I'm using the painfully stupid method of oversized b/w prints from kinkos soaked in veggie oil. My exposure on UNL's old exposure unit is a little over 2 minutes.

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    i went to a shop called cornerstone here in lincoln and got my prints back last week. they look pretty good... similar in opacity to the transparency route but without the streaks. i was planning on giving it an extra minute or two but i'm just weary of ruining my screen.

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    Using transparent film is the best...you can get smaller sheets and rolls at velley litho

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    Quote Originally Posted by koopatroopa
    i went to a shop called cornerstone here in lincoln and got my prints back last week. they look pretty good... similar in opacity to the transparency route but without the streaks. i was planning on giving it an extra minute or two but i'm just weary of ruining my screen.
    How big were your prints and how much was it?

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    my exposure time with film is 30 - 40 seconds...yum.

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    Kinko's
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    $2.50
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennyschmickle
    Quote Originally Posted by koopatroopa
    i went to a shop called cornerstone here in lincoln and got my prints back last week. they look pretty good... similar in opacity to the transparency route but without the streaks. i was planning on giving it an extra minute or two but i'm just weary of ruining my screen.
    How big were your prints and how much was it?
    i got two different prints, both around 18x24 for about 13 bucks total. not too bad. each 11x17 transparency costs about 2 bucks at kinko's. i'm going to look for a different printshop though, depending on my results. the printouts look a bit light, not as opaque as i expected.

    you have unl's old unit?! i just spent 140 buxks making a 3x4.5 exposure unit. i'm pretty happy with it. my first piece of real equipment. my press is a tabel with a two by four screwed to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve w
    Some vellums are more transparent than others.
    I use Pearl brand (which is also the cheapest) which
    doesn't make a difference in exposure time.
    I take it to Kinko's and print on the OSE machine myself.
    how does it come? in rolls? sheets?

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